Tips for Improving Your Vision Naturally
Traditional And Non Traditional Approaches To Eye Care
The most common way people improve their vision is by wearing prescriptive lenses, whether in the form of eyeglasses or contact lenses. There are some however, that believe you can perform certain exercises to help improve your vision. Some go as far as suggesting various exercises can reduce your need for wearing eyeglasses or other prescription lenses completely.
There is evidence that performing daily eye exercises can help reduce common problems associated with vision loss including headaches and eye strain. One thing is certain... there is no harm in trying various exercises to help improve your vision. Why not? After all, exercises are beneficial for the rest of our body, why wouldn't they help our vision?
How might eye exercises help? Some vision problems may result from the eye having to focus too often at a certain distance. For example, if you are a frequent computer user, your eyes are constantly focusing on the distance between your chair and the computer. (See Also Computer Eye Strain.) You may do this in excess of eight to ten hours a day.
This may perhaps disrupt your eyes focusing ability when focusing on longer distance objects. Some eye exercises that may help include holding an object in front of your nose at varying lengths, to help improve eye coordination and stimulate your eyes ability to focus at varying distances.
There is some controversy related to eye exercises. There are claims that certain techniques may improve your sight so significantly you may not need to wear glasses. One may argue however, that if this were the case far fewer people would need glasses and other corrective lenses.
Diet and Supplementation to Improve Eyesight Naturally
There are certainly steps you can take to improve your overall health and well being. This will help promote better eye health, or at least ensure your eyes are as healthy as they can be given your lifestyle, environment and genetic make up.
Foods to improve eyesight:
One of the simplest steps you can take to improve or strengthen your eyesight is eating a healthy diet rich in complex vitamins and minerals. You know the saying "you are what you eat." If you chronically eat a diet high in processed or "fast" foods there is a good chance your body is not getting the vitamins, minerals and other supportive nutrients it needs to function well. That means your eyes or your vision may also suffer.
Be sure you eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables, fruits and whole grains. When possible you should avoid eating overly processed foods. That includes any food that comes in a package with a long list of ingredients (preservatives).
Should you take specific vitamins or supplements to improve your eye health? There is evidence suggesting a good diet may help protect at risk patients against certain eye diseases including macular degeneration. Still others suggest age related cataracts may be reduced in patients that eat a healthy diet. A poor diet may also accelerate the aging process leading to eye tissue damage later in life.
For this reason it makes sense to eat a healthy diet and consider a high quality vitamin and mineral supplement. Our body is not always capable of extracting all the vitamins and minerals we need from food. Fortunately a daily multi vitamin and mineral supplement will help increase the odds we are getting the vitamins and minerals we need to help protect against certain age related eye diseases. Ask yourself what foods to improve eyesight do I take?
Recent research also suggests antioxidants may be beneficial for our eye health. Lutein and Zeaxanthin, substances found in vegetables and fruit can also help promote eye health and overlap with other antioxidants including vitamins A, C and E. Look for a multi-vitamin that contains all of these substances if you can to help promote better vision.
Other than by improving your diet, you should also protect your eyes from damage linked with too much exposure to UV rays. Over time over exposure to UV rays can increase the odds you will develop cataracts. You should therefore always consider wearing eyeglasses with strong UV protection or a wide brim hat when venturing outdoors. Simply following these simple measures will do wonders for promoting your eye health in the short and long term.
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